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On March 24, United Way Women United will bring together hundreds of local businesses, community, and philanthropic leaders to our annual Rise and Shine fundraising luncheon. You will gain valuable insights from our keynote speaker, author Tiffany Dufu, and connect with like-minded women all while making a difference in the community.

Bridgewater Marriott
700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

Event Schedule
10:30 AM – Registration and networking opens
11:45 AM – Lunch
12:15 PM – Program
1:30 PM – VIP reception (new in 2023)

Proceeds will help ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and households in poverty, those struggling to afford life's basics. As an event sponsor or attendee, you’ll be helping United Way continue the critical work of securing racial and economic equity for ALICE households, improving life for all.

VIP Reception
The VIP reception is an exclusive opportunity to network with our keynote speaker, United Way of Northern New Jersey senior leadership, your industry peers and friends, and our Women In Philanthropy Award winner. Attendees will enjoy chocolate and wine during the post-event reception. Tickets are limited to 100 participants.



Tiffany Dufu is the founder and CEO of a peer coaching company for women and the author of “Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less.”A consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Tiffany ran a national women’s leadership organization, served as chief leadership officer at a technology company for millennial women, and launched a girls’ middle school. She has been featured in The New York Times; ESSENCE; O, The Oprah Magazine; and on NPR.



This year's award recipient is Lisa Hamilton, the first female president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

As the foundation’s leader, Lisa is working to improve the lives of low-income children, families, and communities nationwide in part by investing in work that impacts ALICE households. Prior to this role, Lisa served as the foundation’s executive vice president and chief program officer, overseeing investments to promote community change, economic opportunity for families, and public system reform. During a 14-year career with UPS, Lisa advanced to president of the UPS Foundation, where she directed global philanthropic and volunteer programs.




This year’s raffle prizes are bigger and better than ever thanks to the Women United Leadership Council!

You can purchase raffle tickets at the event for a chance to win a spa package from Skin Deep Salon, a landscape consultation from Back to Nature, fitness classes from Orange Theory, fitness gear and classes from Bar Method, an Aeron office chair from Alianza Duffy, a golf package including a ladies sand wedge, ladies driver and a private lesson, and more.